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on that day, rental property owners must have installed carbon monoxide detectors in their properties. and have certified their compliance with this county law in writing. >> reporter: the law covers more than 300 apartment complexes throughout the county. with 75,000 units. and more than 16,000 rental homes. those who failed to install them can face a fine of up to $500 per unit. >> we will follow up this fall. and we will spot check those apartment complexes with our inspectors. we'll have them go in and randomly select certain apartment units throughout the complex. >> reporter: county leaders say they hope with the alarms in every unit renters will become aware of defective appliances like stoves, furnaces or water heaters before the toxic leaks can have deadly consequences. >> the doctor said that can kill you if it gets in your bloodstream. and the symptoms don't show. you can be walking around with poison in your body. >> reporter: in middle river,
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jeff hager, abc2 news. >> the new law was decided to be needed after carbon monoxide incidents jumped from 900 in 2005 to 1,200 four years later. weatherwise today, a day of changing weather. we had rain early on today. even thunderstorms this morning. then clearing. some sunshine. humid conditions. now cooler and drier tonight. then the chance for more rain tomorrow night. let's look at what we're seeing now on maryland's most powerful doppler radar. the answer, not a heck of a lot. in facts i can only find maybe one isolated shower out here well to the west of baltimore. right on the frederick/carroll county line actually. but very small rain shower if any of that is even touching the ground. bigger picture, more rain offshore. that is headed away from us but we think another storm developing through the day tomorrow will come up out of the south and bring us rain tomorrow night into thursday. most of the day tomorrow, sunny and much cooler, up to the low 70s but tomorrow night again
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the the chance of rain comes back, we'll break down the next storm straight ahead. the gang leader accused of ordering a teenager's murder because he was gay will spend the rest of his life behind bars. timothy rawlings was convicted in may for his lead role in murdering steven parrish because gang members believed he was gay. today the judge sentenced rawlings to two life sentences with a maximum of 20 years for the hate crime. rawlings is not eligible for parole. parrish's mother wanted the death penalty but says she was satisfied with today's sentencing. >> justice for him was my concern because he can't speak for himself. he's gone. and i have to make sure that they were held accountable. >> reporter: although the hate crime is by far the lesser charge in this case it's the first time baltimore county has convicted someone for that crime. rawlings will begin serving his life sentence after he finishes a five-year sentence in
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baltimore city for armed robbery. baltimore county police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in front of a home in cockeysville. police do suspect foul play but are waiting for the report from the medical examiner's office. the unidentified man's body was found around 11:30 last night on stonegate court. police have no suspects or a motive. the baltimore city police force is dealing with the sudden death of one of their own. 61-year-old officer james fowler died yesterday after being involved in a single-car crash in central pennsylvania. investigators believe yesterday's bad weather caused fowler to run his pickup truck off the road and crash into a concrete barrier. fowler was on his way to penn state university, about 20 miles away to take part in a training program on accident investigation. tonight, police continue to search for the driver of a car who struck a teenager riding his bike in crownsville. sean hahn was riding his bike with friends this weekend along
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sunrise beach road. that is when he was hit by a maroon gmc sierra pickup truck. he's in stable condition at shock trauma. anyone with information about the driver or the pickup should call the anne arundel county police department. the trial is set for two people accused of stabbing a johns hopkins university researcher as he walked home in the charles village neighborhood. john wagner and lavelva merritt from baltimore will stand trial january 26th in the death of steven pitcairn. police say they demanded cash from pitcairn and stabbed him in the chest. it showed later that they bragged about the crime and bloody shoes, wallet and pitcairn's i-phone was found in their home. the johns hopkins doctor shot by a patient's son is back home with his family tonight. dr. david cohen was released from the hospital last night. 50-year-old paul warren parids shot the doctor in the stomach
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after he was told about his doctor's cieg knowsies. he shot and killed his mother before killing himself. no word yet on when the doctor will return back to work at the hospital. water is a basics necessity of life. we depend on it for many things. you may recall as children some of us were taught to take in plenty of water, if not our growth could be stunted but as lamont williams tells us the lack of water can also stunt the growth of a community. >> reporter: we need water to live and grow. but what happens to a town if it doesn't have enough water? mount airy is a town in southeast carroll county, with a population of 9,800 people and growing. city officials determined the town was approaching its water limits and the current wells couldn't produce enough water to handle additional developments. maryland has requirements for communities to provide water. and mount airy was wary that as it grows it couldn't meet the state standards. >> i think mount airy would lose the opportunity to do the
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development that it would like to do over the next couple of years. >> reporter: but in order for new developmental projects to get off the drawing board mount airy has to prove that they can provide more than ample water not based on normal conditions but drought conditions. >> obviously they take a look at the worst case drought conditions, because we certainly wouldn't want to be using up water in those situations where we're running wells dry. >> reporter: the maryland department of the environment allows mount airy to use 910,000 gallons a day from its wells. but that is not enough to accommodate the expected growth. so new wells have to be found. and that is costly. >> the questionable thing, you never know. we drill 28 wells, i think it costs $500,000 on county-owned land. drilled one in town and it costs us to getting to where we
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are now, maybe $30,000 and we have something we can use. >> reporter: the well that was within the city limits will yield 75,000 gallons a day. enough to move the projects that are on the board forward but that doesn't provide all the answers. >> the question is, where is that water going to be allocated? the downtown businesses or expansion throughout the business community in mount airy? or sent to residential and some to commercial? i think that is yet to be determined. >> reporter: in mount airy, i'm lamont williams, abc2 news. >> it will take a few months before the well is fully dug and operational. city officials say everything though will be ready by next april. well, if you live or know someone who lives on gibson island raise your glass. "forbes" magazine ranked the town as one of the top 25 most expensive zip codes in the country. the anne arundel county neighborhood grabbed the number 23 spot on the list with a median household income of
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$82,176. the median home price on gibson island is nearly $2.8 million. no other maryland towns were in the top 100. however, royal oak near st. michael's on the eastern shore ranked 122. it's one organ that all of us have but sadly it's very difficult sometimes to find a match. tonight, you're going to hear the story of one friend, one family, and a new life for everyone involved. plus, keeping your balance can be difficult. sometimes especially for the elderly. we're going to show you how exercises taught at home could keep your loved ones from falling. >> and sun breaking through the clouds today. 81 degrees at bwi marshall. 79 was your 2-degree guarantee. so we just squeaked it in there for you. gail from baltimore, you're our 2-degree guarantee winner. give us your name. we'll be right back.
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i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. the real andy harris. buried in his website - a promise to replace the tax code with a 23% sales tax and eliminate the mortgage interest deduction. a bush tax panel said families would pay $6,000 more a year. a reagan tax advisor calls it a very dumb idea. but that's not his only bad idea. harris was the only senator to vote against expanding the child care tax credit and against the state's cancer treatment program. andy harris' extreme ideas will cost us.
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organ transplants happen in hospitals around the country everyday but not everyday those looking for a match find one. the need is great, donors few and the search can seem hopeless. one family from texas traveled
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to baltimore searching for hope and shared their journey. >> reporter: adam mccleskey leads a difficult life. >> he has kidney disease. >> reporter: acamtravels two hours from home these times a week for dialysis treatments. something he's done for the last eight years. >> it's been very frustrating. it's sad as a mom to watch your child just sit in dialysis as the world passes by and he just sits there. >> reporter: a new kidney would be the answer. but even with several national donor lists, finding a kidney match gets complicated. >> a lot more complicated. because of a previous failed transplant and numerous blood transfusions he's developed high antibodies so it's been hard just to find a match on the donor list. >> reporter: hope fades but kelly remains determined. and with the help and support of the flood sisters kidney foundation from new york word comes a match is possible. and not far from home.
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>> i was just really excited. mom let him try. >> i think i should be tested for adam to see if i'm a match for adam. >> reporter: brett connelly hardeman is a close friend of adam's cousin. it would be rare he would be the match they have to been waiting for. coming from a different family but being so close to home. >> we got johns hopkins on board and every test kept coming back positive that i would be a good match. >> reporter: and with a match made at hopkins - >> i want this. >> yeah. >> reporter: brent and adam underwent a successful surgery. two young men who barely knew each other changed each others' lives forever. one sacrificing so the other survives. >> if adam can now live, that is just amazing to me. >> reporter: at johns hopkins hospital, bill fink, abc2 news. >> great story. brett and the mccleskeys hope everyone will consider to be an organ donor. to watch the family's journey or share the story with a
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friend log on to, home page and click on the health tab. what an ugly day. i wanted to get back in bed. >> the sun came out for a while but, it was rainy this morning. we're generally going to be dry tonight and taupe morning. then another round of rain tomorrow and thursday. if you thought today was ugly wait until thursday. >> i can't wait. thank you. >> you're working all day anyway, rights? >> right. maryland's most powerful doppler radar. check it out, we've got one developing shower on maryland's most powerful doppler radar back to the west here. along the carroll county/frederick county line. you can see pretty decent shower developing out here. probably going to be in the westminster here in fairly short order. but just north of mount airy now and as we look at the thing, the direction, again, basically due northeast. probably brief shower coming your way there up towards
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westminster, maybe even up north of there toward taneytown and manchester. let's look at some beautiful scenery though down at the chesapeake beach over the water. you can see just partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies. nice-looking night on the water. always a beautiful spot. at 77 degrees right now at bwi marshall, not too bad. humidity is beginning to fall. winds southwest at 7 and as we look at the weather through the day today, parkville, yeah, some rain this morning. then kind of cloudy, kind of murky through the bulk of the day. we did see some clearing late into the afternoon though and some sunshine finally breaking through there in parkville. rainfall totals high toward parkville and perry hall. about a quarter to half-inch, most of us got that this morning but some spots did get some higher totals and a couple of the downpours. temperatures right now, rather upper 70s, highs around 80 and humidity much higher now over easton and back through the eastern shore as opposed to
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baltimore westward. so dry air coming in. i wish i could tell you it will stay a while. we think dry tonight and early tomorrow. then we're looking at more rain. most of the rain well offshore except for the one shower we were looking at earlier toward carroll county. satellite and radar trend, our area of low pressure now over the great lakes. the problem is the boundary south of that area of low pressure still looking a little ominous in terms of we think another area of low pressure is going to spin up on the boundary off the carolinas. you can see it on our forecast model here. the storm begins to gets its act together tomorrow evening. we'll be dry through the evening rush and looking for the rain tomorrow night and we could see heavy showers and thunderstorms tomorrow night, threw the day thursday and tremendously heavy through the carolinas. we'll see how much of it works its way to maryland. nonetheless a coastal flood advisory this evening along the bay and we think much more in the way of flood watches will begin probably if not tomorrow night certainly into the day on thursday. overnight tonight 57. we stay nice and dry and cool.
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cool start tomorrow, 73 is going to be the 2-degree guarantee. some sunshine early but then we think a good amount of cloud cover comes in and rain comes in tomorrow night. 36 for the overnight low. the possibility of flooding to the extent it's overnight tomorrow night, ramps up even more early thursday. we'll probably begin to dry out thursday night. and right now looks like a gorgeous stretch of fall weather into the big komen race weekend here. temperatures are going to cool off dramatically. upper 60s, that's it, into sunday. >> thank you. coming up tonight at 11:00 -- for years, mcdonald's has faced criticism because of its happy meal toys. some complain they are illegal advertising targeting kids. now a major city is debating whether those toys will stay or go. and, speaking of toys, believe it or not the holiday shopping season is fast approaching. and if you're looking for a seasonal job there's a certain giraffe who is looking to do a lot of hiring. that and more coming up tonight
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at 11:00. each year one in ofry three adults -- every three adults over age 65 will fall. according to the centers for disease control two million will go to the emergency room for injuries including hip fractures and often traumatic brain injuries. now a new study finds that teaching seniors how to exercise properly in their homes may be able to cut down on some of those accidents. here's michael jones with today's "health minute." >> reporter: as people age, muscles get weaker and many older people, especially women, have a tendency to lose their balance and fall. some end up with serious injuries requiring long hospital stays. now, a new study finds exercises taught at home seem to improve balance and walking and help high-risk elderly women avoid falling. researchers looked at 160 women, half assigned to an exercise group, the other half to a control group. women in the exercise group were taught balance, leg strengthening and impact training exercises once a week
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for six months in their homes. the control group was simply told exercise is good for you. both groups were followed over a three-year period. the researchers found women in the exercise group had a 17% chance of suffering from fractures due to falling. the control group had a 52% rate of injuries due to loss of balance. according to the authors, falls are responsible for 90% of all hip fractures. exercise builds muscle and bone mass and can strengthen even older bodies, teaching seniors the correct way to exercise in their homes, note the investigators, can help build muscle mass, making a huge difference in keeping one's balance. it's great when you can see a man get pumped up to go pink. that's what baltimore county executive jim smith did today in support of breast cancer awareness month. the county is showing plenty of pink spirit to promote their pink pep rally at the old
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courthouse. officials with komen maryland teamed up with smith as they promoted the excitement of raising money to find a cure for breast cancer. >> for the fourth year in a row baltimore county is honored to serve as the host for susan g. komen race for the cure. since it began, 500-participant 5k in 1992 it's grown into the largest foot race in the state. with more than 30,000 participants. yes! [ applause ] >> komen maryland race for the cure is in hunt valley this sunday, october 3rd 3rd . and we'll be there live, broadcasting the event from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. you still have time to register for the race. head to our web site at click on the lifestyle tab at the top of the page and then click "think pink." tonight we continue paying tribute to people who are involved in the fight against breast cancer. with less than a week to go to
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the maryland race for the cure we introduce to you another survivor who is giving back. >> reporter: in 2003 i was diagnosed with breast cancer. actually, found a lump myself. i had a lumpectomy, i had radiation. about 33 treatments and then i took tamoxifen for five years. today i'm over seven years out and feeling great. there's an approach to treat the disease physically but there wasn't enough at the hospital to be able to address the emotional needs that come along with having a breast cancer diagnosis. so i developed a program called s.o.s., survivors offering support, which leverages peer survivors being able to provide informational and emotional support to a breast cancer patient. so, komen embraced the survivors offering support idea and allowed us to, through grants, expand that program to
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about eight hospitals in the area. and we now work with about 20% of newly diagnosed patients in the state of maryland. on an annual basis it's about 900 women are assisted through the s.o.s. program. so multiply that times, what, six years now? and we've got an idea of how much benefit we've been able to give our community in maryland.
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason.
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first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. bob ehrlich's real record on energy. lobbyists helped write utility regulations. we got stuck with a 72% rate hike.
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but martin o'malley got tough on bge, forcing them to pay back $2 billion to consumers. and what's bob ehrlich been doing the past four years? he got paid $2.5 million at a lobbying firm, a firm representing special interests and casinos right here in maryland. that's bob ehrlich-- a 72% increase for us and $2.5 million from special interests for himself. nice work, bob.
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i think we got about a minute. >> yeah. >> kelly, let's show you maryland's most powerful doppler radar one more time. we got one shower out there now. south of westminster moving through carroll county. so if you're in this area you may get doused with a little rain. i don't think we're getting lightning with this. through the day tomorrow, interesting, mostly dry evening tonight. a dry start tomorrow. a cooler day in the 60s most of the day. but as we go into tomorrow afternoon, tomorrow evening another round of rain on its way in. be ready for that. >> dry out and get ready for the next one. that is it for abc2 news at 6:00. we're back at 11:00. have a great evening. >> "think pink." old gibbs canning company.
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today these factories are full of dot com businesses. and now my job is helping maryland create new economy jobs. training new math and science teachers investing in our institutions of excellence pioneering new cyber security jobs and giving an old gm plant a jump start building electric motors. i'm barbara mikulski. i approve this message so you'll know i'm fighting for you.
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